Sarsar, Saliba Books
Saliba Sarsar was born and raised in Jerusalem. He is the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences an of Experiential Education Initiatives and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University, He received His PhD from Rutgers University. He is the author of articles on the Middle East, and the editor of monographs on leadership. This is his first book of poetry.1999 0-7734-3107-1
These poems explore meaning-making and move through four seasons of the poet’s life and the lives of those close to him. The first, Khamsin, focuses on fear, conflict, and war. The second, Blast, depicts uneasiness, pain and dysfunctional relationships. Zephyr presents moods of love, reconciliation, and peace. Last, Holy Breath, speaks of spiritual anchoring and religious connections. The four symbolic winds dramatize coming to terms with ‘the other’ as reflected in national , religious, and interpersonal differences and the conflict that they bring.